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Shizu Hamono kitchen knives: unprecedented craftsmanship

The Japanese Shizu Hamono kitchen knives were born out of passion, traditional techniques and new standards. At Shizu Hamono, they mainly focus on kitchen knives and cookware. The kitchen knives are forged in Seki, Japan and then hand-finished and checked by a small group of craftsmen. Because of this, the Shizu Hamono kitchen knives meet the highest of standards.

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Reasons to choose Shizu Hamono

Are you passionate about cooking and are you looking to expand your collection of kitchen tools? Shizu Hamono kitchen knives are just the thing. It might be an investment, but you'll be investing in your own cooking delight!

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Shizu Hamono knives are handmade by Japanese artisanal knife makers. They have years of experience in forging knives and use traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. Shizu Hamono uses premium steel types like VG10 and Aogami (Blue Paper Steel). These steel types are known to be durable and have an excellent sharpness retention. The thinly-ground edges guarantee exceptional sharpness.

Shizu Hamono kitchen knives are very comfortable to hold and offer good balance. This contributes to a pleasant cutting experience. The brand has a wide range of knives for different applications in the kitchen, including chef's knives, santoku knives, nakiri knives and more. This allows chefs to choose knives that best suit their cooking style and needs. Shizu Hamono knives have beautiful designs and are clearly made with great attention to detail. These knives are appreciated for their aesthetic value alongside their functionality.


Owning a Shizu Hamono knife is often seen as a sign of dedication to the culinary arts. This brand has a great reputation and is often associated with professional chefs and gourmets.

History of Shizu Hamono

Shizu Hamono Co. Ltd. was founded in 1980. However, the brand's history goes back much, much further. The name of the company subtly refers back to its origins. 'Shizu' refers to Saburo Sizu. A master craftsman and sword maker from the Edo period (1603-1868). Hamono refers to Japanese cutting tools such as chisels, scrapers, knives and other products with a blade existing of two parts: a rock-hard steel core, forged together with a softer, stainless steel. This is still a popular choice for Japanese knife makers. And that includes Shizu Hamono!

Not much more information can be found about this mysterious knife manufacturer. But as they put it: 'Our dream become products from our enthusiasm and technology'. We're sold.

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